Talking with God (with Adam Weber) | Productive Pastor 76

I am super excited to share my conversation with Adam Weber today. Adam is the lead pastor of Embrace Church. And he just wrote his first book! It is a fantastic, accessible book on prayer. I love it. Front Matter I’m hustling along on the premium content for my sermon worksheet. If you want to jump on the early bird mailing list, you can do so right here. Plus I give you the last beta version of the sheet. My friend Danielle left a great review of the podcast on iTunes. Thanks, Danielle. Talking with God (with Adam Weber) On the journey with¬†prayer. prayer as a last resort. 5 years in when I started. In the season of “back-patting.” The relationship of external prayer and deep internal desire. Instead of “I need your help” we run head first into fixing it ourselves. Prayer has to change at the heart level-not the mind level. I want to make a different but apart from you I can do nothing. Don’t wait until the bottom falls out. Wild stuff Intentional prayer life through the week. The power of walks. What does Sabbath look like? Friday-Saturday Physical space of sabbath. (walks and the front porch) Art of the sermon interview He preaches 28 times a year what breathes life into you and what takes life from you. Back Matter Adam’s interviews on The Threshing Floor Adam Weber, Church Planting, and being Missional | TTF 35 Adam Weber on Prayer | TTF 83 Buy a copy of Talking With God: What to say when you don’t know what to pray (amazon affiliate link) AdamWeber.com...

Under the Hood: Study Retreat Recap and More | PP75

I wanted to take a quick episode to do a study retreat recap and talk about some awesome things happening in Productive Pastor world. Front Matter iTunes Review and Rating If you were one of the reviewers, make sure to contact me at twitter. @revchadbrooks. Study Retreat Recap (and more). In episode 73, I talked about my upcoming study retreat. I was super excited to take this retreat. I learned several things on my retreat. Go to a place that inspires you. It was really easy to study at the Lanier Theological Library. Almost perfect. Being by yourself for that length of time is really odd. I was surprised how tough it was. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule. Sermons that have reach Over a year ago I started working on a new version of my sermon worksheet. It has taken me ages to update this resource because I am making it 100x better. I am shooting for it to be out in April. Podcasting Sermons I have been getting more and more emails from people wanting to start podcasting their sermons. I TOTALLY believe this is a great idea for any church. I’ve started writing material to help anyone start podcasting, including buying equipment and what services they need to use. Christians Go To Podcasts To Say Things They Can’t Say In Church (from...

5 Must-Have Notes in Your Evernote Shortcut List |PP74

What’s Up! Today we are talking about that little-used shortcut feature in Evernote. Evernote shortcuts are the best! This episode is all about the 5 best notes to have sitting in your shortcuts. Front Matter Sermon Notes from Dale McCamish-This is Killer! Podcasting and Preaching. Remember to Review and Rate on iTunes 5 Must-Have Notes in your Evernote Shortcut List Daily Journal I first started this daily journal habit years ago. It’s really quick. I note the day, weather, location, scripture and where my emotions are at. I learned this from Michael Hyatt. It’s the first thing I do when I sit in front of my computer in the morning. My Weekly Template This is simply my always-working-on template for running my week. Currently, it isn’t as task based¬†as it used to be. Right now it is keeping track of some repetitive pieces of contacting that are important to me. Sermon and Sermon Series Ideas I have ideas in here that are YEARS old. I mean YEARS. All the way back to seminary. I don’t do big fleshing out in here…but I get the ideas out of my head to the level I will quit thinking about them. I might not ever use them, but I am letting that part of my brain work and wonder. Things I Need to Do Ok. This one can seem really weird. I have a running task list…most of them are medium levels of importance. This is a strategic list and it works hand in hand with my weekly and daily to-do list, especially when it comes to strategic tasks. Yearly Goals This...

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